$150,000+ is not a record-breaking funding on Kickstarter. Neither are 3,000+ backers any shocking. But when the item that has those numbers is a shower sponge? Well, it does kind of makes you think “how the hell a shower sponge gets so funded and by so many people?,” doesn’t it? The shower sponge in question is Orijin Sponge and it ain’t no ordinary shower sponge (obviously).

The Orijin Sponge Shower Sponge

Made from Japanese Konjac Plant Root, the Orijin Sponge is 100 percent all-natural, biodegradable, and infused with anti-microbial bamboo charcoal. How the 100 percent all-natural and biodegradable are cool needs no further elaboration. Those traits are definitely way more awesome to planet Earth over the plastic varieties most people have been using up to this point.

As for the charcoal thingy, it makes the sponge anti-microbial, thus preventing bacteria grow which also prevent the development of the (yucky) musty smell associated with the presence of bacteria. Moreover, thanks to the Konjac plant root, Orijin Sponge’s fibers are naturally alkaline and hydrating, and therefore gentle all kind of skins.

Finally, Orijin Sponge is ergonomic – a feature which you never knew you will need on a shower sponge. It fits perfect in your hand for an easy scrub down and it sports purposeful, fingerprint-like design that helps to channel water away from the surface “for a better lathering experience.” I never thought I’d say this, but Orijin Sponge actually looks kind of cool too. Yes. I said it. I actually refer to a shower sponge as “cool”. I guess there is a first for everything.

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If you are down, you can find The Orijin Sponge on Kickstarter for the next 26 days or so, going for 27 Canadian dollars a pop (or about 20 green backs). The campaign is funded (rather overwhelmingly) and yes, your pledge for a product is a pre-order which will be fulfilled in November 2019. And oh, Orijin Design Company, the entity behind the sponge, is no rookie in crowdfunding. Just thought you should know. Continue reading to find the pitch video to learn more.

All images courtesy of Orijin Design Company.

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Published by Mike chua

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